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Why do children play?

Why do children play?

Children in every part of the world play. Philosophers and psychologists say children play for more reasons than just having fun. Learn more. See more »

How TED Talks Work

How TED Talks Work

TED talks spread innovative ideas and exciting discoveries through 18-minute talks. Learn more about the history, production and impact of TED talks. See more »

What were the first distance learning courses?

What were the first distance learning courses?

Students have been taught via long distance for centuries; before the Internet. Learn what the first distance learning courses were at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How many MOOC students finish their courses?

How many MOOC students finish their courses?

Massive open online courses are extremely popular nowadays. Learn how many MOOC students finish their courses at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How do libraries work with ebooks?

How do libraries work with ebooks?

Seems like lending out ebooks should be a relatively simple matter for libraries, but it's not. Learn how libraries work with ebooks at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Will MOOCs make college obsolete?

Will MOOCs make college obsolete?

Massive open online courses are the hot, new way to educate the masses. Learn if MOOCs will make college obsolete at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can you get college credit for MOOC classes?

Can you get college credit for MOOC classes?

You have just finished that algebra MOOC from an Ivy League university. Learn if you can get college credit for your MOOC classes at HowStuffWorks.com See more »

Does sleeping after learning make you smarter?

Does sleeping after learning make you smarter?

Want to ace that test? Learn if skipping the all-nighter and hitting the sack will boost your memory and learning at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the Minerva Project Works

How the Minerva Project Works

What's the next revolution in college education? Find out how the Minerva Project works at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Stay Motivated When Your Class Has No Classroom

How to Stay Motivated When Your Class Has No Classroom

Staying awake while watching a dry lecture on the computer is hard. Here's how to stay motivated when your class has no classroom at HowStuffWorks. See more »